Hounslow Travel Active's Round-up of 2018
4 January 2019
As the first week of the New Year comes to a close, we've been looking back on all of the opportunities and activities that happened in 2018. in short, a whole lot happened so we've picked the best of our monthly highlights (below)!
We're very much looking forward to what 2019 has to bring; why not follow @htravelactive on Twitter to keep up-to-date on a range of FREE active travel activities for all those who live, work or study in the borough!
Hounslow Travel Active's Round-up of 2018...
Hounslow Travel Active was officially re-launched in March last year! Since then we've had a large increase in followers on Twitter which we're hoping to build on this coming year.
Learn to Ride courses were launched for 3 to 10 year-olds in the borough; the courses lasted for 4 weeks and taught children the basics for learning how to ride a bike.
Free UK Bike Register marking was made available to residents to help protect their bikes from theft; this is now offered with all free bike checks by Dr. Bike.
47% of Hounslow's schools are accredited as part of the STARS Programme (Sustainable Travel: Active Responsible Safe), up from 45% the previous academic year.
The 'Hounslow Biking Belles' (women's cycling club) was officially launched - you can join their rides on Tuesday evenings during the summer months.
With the help of Hounslow Cycling Campaign, the 'Back-in-the-Saddle' campaign was launched to provide free training for parents/carers wishing to cycle with their children.
Dr. Bike took a look at resident's bikes at two free events in September 2018, helping people to get back onto their bikes!
With the help of the London Transport Museum, Hounslow's Youth Travel Ambassador Programme was launched in Hounslow for 11 to 12 year-olds. Since October we have had 3 Secondary schools sign up to the programme (an increase of 300% from the last academic year)!
The Hounslow Transport Strategy was launched and an open evening was held to inform residents about the Council's plans for the future of travel in the borough.
In the final month of 2018, we hosted inclusive cycling sessions at the Oaklands School in Hounslow with the help of social enterprise, BikeWorks.